Usually, vinyl liner pools do not incur massive construction and installation costs compared to other pool types. Also, they do not take up much installation time; thus, you can have your pool ready in a few weeks. It is possible to install vinyl liner pools by yourself if you know. But it takes a lot of time, effort, and costs. Thus, it would be best to look for a reliable pool contractor to build and install the pool.
What exactly is a vinyl liner? #
Pool builders construct vinyl liner pools using a thick layer placed in the middle of the pool and the floor. These pools contain metal or plastic panels that accommodate the vinyl liner. The thick vinyl layer is flexible and comes in different shapes and sizes. Thus, pool owners can buy vinyl liners based on their pool size and shape. After pool contractors put the liner in place, they place a bead over it for protection. A bead is a top edge used to safeguard vinyl liners. The problem with vinyl liners is that they are prone to wear and tear from sharp objects and pool chemicals. Thus, they need replacement every 5-10 years.
The liners fade after some time #
Some people prefer building other pool types since they think vinyl liner pools look cheap. But these pools are just susceptible to wear and tear. The liners in these pools become dull over time and can get punctures. When new, vinyl liners are durable and seem to offer longevity. But they last for a maximum of ten years when taken care of properly. However, their lifespan varies based on various factors. They may need replacement after every 4 to 9 years.
Formation of wrinkles on old liners #
Over time, you might notice that your vinyl liners will start to form wrinkles. This problem is usually due to the massive pressure of the pool water on the liner. There are some techniques used to prevent wrinkled liners. But if your liners are over three years old and have wrinkles, it would be best to replace them. Otherwise, they will continue shrinking and wearing out. Consider hiring professional pool experts to fix a wrinkled liner to prevent further damages.
How to prolong the lifespan of your liner #
There are many ways to keep your vinyl liner look new for an extended period. One of the ways to do this is to ensure the pH of your pool water is accurate and avoid exposing the liner to sunlight. Note that UV rays tend to wear out the vinyl liner much faster. Whenever the vinyl liner experiences a tear, ensure you fix it instantly. Otherwise, it will suffer serious wear and tear. Besides, patching is a quick fix that does not demand draining out water from the pool. Also, use the right pool chemicals that won’t wear out your vinyl liner.